Air & Water Transport

Air & Water Transport

Geelong is at the hub of a road, rail, air and sea transport web. With the buying, selling and delivery of so many products via online, our transport, postal and warehousing industry has gone ballistic. We employ 16.8% more people in Geelong’s road, rail, sea and air transport services than we did in 2006.

What does an Air & Water Transport worker do?

The port of Geelong and Avalon Airport are key to supporting Geelong’s trending industries and offer diverse career opportunities. The Port of Geelong is the largest regional port in Victoria handling 600 vessel visits per year, generating $7Billion in trade and creating 1800 jobs across the state. Avalon airport employs security, freight management, air traffic controlling, retailing, service, cargo handling, refuelling and maintenance staff. With the addition of Malaysian Air Flights, Avalon has become an international airport offering direct export and tourism opportunities to the Geelong region.

Where can I get trained?

At school by

  1. Doing a year 10 work experience with an employer in careers that move

At TAFE or other registered training organisation by

  1. Completing a full time Certificate II, III or IV course in vessel planner, yard planner, crane driver, shift supervisor, yard controller, load superviser, deck officer, leading hand
  2. Completing an advanced diploma/ licence in Stevedoring, ship master, marine pilot, operations manager, air duty supervisor, marine engineer

At university

  1. You can take an undergraduate degree at university in Stevedoring Operations Superintendent, Air Duty Supervisor, Distribution Manager.

On the job

  1. Look for a school based apprenticeship or full time apprenticeship with G Force, an individual employer or another apprenticeship provider.

Where are the jobs for Air & Water Transport worker?

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Where can I get experience?

At school, look for year 10 work experience opportunities. Ask your careers teacher or VET or VCAL coordinator about a Year 11 /Year 12 Structured Workplace learning placement. For examples check out the Education Department Website.

Left school or seeking a new career in this trending industry?

You can ask a careers that move employer for a voluntary work opportunity. Keep an eye on Geelong Careers for traineeship or apprenticeships opportunities which give you the chance to earn while you learn. Experience will help you stand out. And don’t forget the Volunteering Geelong website.

What do I need to be good at?

  • IT (if you are working in careers that move systems)
  • Working in a team
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative responses to challenges
  • Following directions
  • Work related literacy and numeracy
  • Working with a wide range of service providers

How much do I get paid?

The average air/water transport worker makes $950 per week

What can this job lead to?

Qualified road transport workers can progress, through study and experience into other transport and distribution areas like rail and road, as managers, warehouse managers, IT professionals, supply chain consultants, export and distribution professionals.